This weathered wood was found in hot sand next to a sandy road in Botswana many summers ago. It was weathered in desert extremes, scoured by sand and bleached by the sun so as to resemble bone: the bones of a tree.

It is paired with a container woven from telephone wire, a new medium using old basket-making techniques. I like the juxtaposition of the old and unadorned wood, with the new and artfully colourful basketry.

For a short description of wire weaving in South Africa see here

Posted in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge with the theme Weathered

Posted by Carol